Jun 14, 2008

PieceBook ( Graffiti Book Launch)




Last Thursday I went to the launch of PieceBook: The Secret Drawings of Graffitti Writers. The book was produced by Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente. The book is a tribute to the works of some of earliest graf writers by showing a collection of their sketches from their old "piecebooks" most creatives will recognize that as the "blackbook"; it's like our visual diary. Most creation starts ( and usually ends) here...or in my case its starts and ends on the back of my electricity bill envelopes. The cover of the book is actually a replica of the artist's black book. The inside is a collection of the marker and pencil sketches-some more elaborate than others-from 1970s-1980s era writers like: Zephyr, Dondi, Daze, CRASH, Lady Pink, T-Kid, CAP, and Ghost, .The book sold, at the show, for $30. Many of the artists were gathered in the back NYC's Reed Space . They were reunited after many years and they were available to sign your books in style with sharpies. When they were done signing it was hard to tell which was printed and which was just written. I got a kick out of watching some of these dudes write my name in my book. It felt like the last day of high school!

3 comments:

Brother OMi said...

man i got to cop this, anything that sacha jenkins does is classic

Mark said...

You know where I can get it online?

Khia_Rocks said...

Here is a google search. Get it on amazon, barnes and nobles etc.

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=piecebook+purchase&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8